Insight With Beth Ruyak

Hosted By Beth Ruyak

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LATEST SHOW | Thursday, May 23, 2019

Andrew Nixon / CapRadio

Insight: New California Republican Chairmwoman / How Children Learn Language / Tiny Desk Sacramento

New state GOP Chairwoman Jessica Patterson says California voters are tired of ‘one-party rule.' Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek discusses the latest research on how children acquire language. Picks from the local entrants to the NPR Tiny Desk Contest.


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    California Voters Tired Of ‘One-Party Rule’ In Sacramento, Says New State GOP Chairwoman

    Ben Adler

    Jessica Patterson, the new chairwoman of the California Republican Party, is encouraging voters who can’t support President Donald Trump to consider splitting their tickets and voting against Democrats at the state level.

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    Author Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek Discusses How We Really Learn Language

    Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek discusses the latest research on how children acquire language through their environment. She argues that while not all learning through apps, devices and TV is bad, the key is to monitor what your child is doing.

  • Capital Public Radio

    Sound Advice: Tiny Desk Sacramento

    Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner, artist Lilian Frances and producer Camille Escovedo highlight standout local performances submitted to the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Courtesy Broadway Sacramento

Insight: Nevada's Female-Majority Statehouse / Teachers Rally At The Capitol / Broadway Sacramento's 'Aladdin'

Nevada is the only state legislature where women hold the majority of seats. CapRadio's Scott Rodd gives an update before teachers hold a Red For Ed rally at the Capitol. Two stars of Disney’s 'Aladdin' discuss the touring performance.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Courtesy of the Folsom Lake Symphony

Insight: California School Strikes / Kushman By The Bottle / Folsom Lake Symphony

Lily Jamali recaps the recent school strikes across the state. Rick Kushman joins us for Kushman By The Bottle. The Folsom Lake Symphony previews their "Heroes & Villains" concert.

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Insight: Political Junkie / Great American Triathlon / Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show

Political Junkie Ken Rudin weighs in on the latest entrant to the presidential race. A look at the Great American Triathlon, the successor to Eppie's Great Race. Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show allows performers to destigmatize their experiences.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Insight: Capitol Chat On PG&E / Poet Mary Mackey / Pianist Sarah McKenzie

Ben Adler joins us for Capitol Chat to discuss PG&E being held officially to blame for the Camp Fire. 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award winner Mary Mackey shares her poetry. Singer, songwriter and pianist Sarah McKenzie previews her new album.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Insight: PolitiFact California On Marijuana Ads / Sacramento's Arts Budget / Rock Band The Outcome

PolitiFact California's Chris Nichols tells us about the latest in their Pot 101 series. Artists tell us about their call for more sustained arts funding in the upcoming Sacramento budget. Rock band The Outcome performs.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Sacramento City Unified School District Budget Impasse / Measles Questions, Answered / Roseville Jazz Festival

Sacramento County Superintendent Dave Gordon tells us about the Sacramento City schools budget impasse and potential receivership. Reporter Sammy Caiola answers listener questions about measles. Jim Martinez previews the Roseville Jazz Festival.

Monday, May 13, 2019

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Insight: POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci / California’s Changing Approach To Criminal Justice / Amgen Tour Of California

POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci discusses the latest in California politics. CALmatters' Dan Morain on a 16-year-old murder case that illustrates the state's changing approach to criminal justice. The Amgen Tour of California bike race kicks off.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: May Budget Revise / School Receivership / Bakosó Documentary / Sound Advice

Ben Adler talks about the May budget revise. Caryn Moore from the state Department of Education walks us through what school receivership would mean for Sacramento. We preview a documentary about Bakosó music. Nick Brunner joins us for Sound Advice.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight: Cal Fire Chief On Wildfire Preparedness / Six Months Since The Camp Fire / Fashionista Boyfriend's New Album